Here begins the report of the Court of Andreas Morgan and Kallista Morgunova, Second of those names, 50th King and Queen of Æthelmearc at Melee Madness held within the Barony of the Endless Hills, May 27th AS 58. Po Silvertop, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald reporting, with the assistance of Mistress Amalie Reinhardt.
In Morning court:
Their Majesties invited Their Excellencies Magge and Nicolo of the Endless Hills before them. Baroness Magge welcomed Their Majesties with a song.
Their Majesties summoned THL Gwydeon Ap Arden, to ask if he was still prepared to undergo Elevation to the Chivalry. They then convened the Order of Chivalry and requested that Duke Malcolm MacEoghainn release him from his Squire’s oath and regalia. THL Gwydeon was then escorted to Vigil.
In Evening Court:
Their Majesties invited Their Excellencies Magge and Nicolo to hold their Baronial Court.
At an opportune moment as Lady Abigail Greywolf was being recognized by Their Excellencies for her service, Their Majesties resumed Their Court and requested Lady Abigail attend the Sylvan throne. For her service to Kingdom and Barony, as retainer and herald, for the creation of largesse, and as site liaison, Lady Abigail was inducted into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Baroness Katherine Kiersey.
As Master Po was finishing the prior piece of business, Meisterin Amalie usurped the Jewel Herald’s location in Court and called for Master Po Silvertop’s presence in front of Their Majesties. Their Majesties spoke of his frivolity, humor, and good-natured fun that he brings to Æthelmearc and beyond (and helping keep our Kingdom “not boring”) and, thus, awarded him with membership in the Order of the Howling Wolf. Scroll words by Baron Fergus atte Mede, additional joke provided by Baron Caleb Reynolds, and micrography by Baroness Amalie Reinhardt. And, after the friendly threat of retaliation, she returned the Jewel Herald’s “spot” back to Master Po.
Upon the resumption of Their Majesties’ court…
Their Majesties welcomed all those who attended in the hopes that they had enjoyed the day.
Their Majesties invited all the newcomers present to come forward. They were given gifts of mugs made by the artisans of the Kingdom.
Their Majesties called forward the youth of the Kingdom present- and then permitted Don Jehan LeBlanc to volunteer as the day’s sacrificial runner of the toychest.
Their Excellencies Endless Hills came before Their Majesties to renew their Oath of Fealty.
Before allowing His Excellency Nicolo to return to his throne, Their Majesties reunited him with a long-missing scroll, his Keystone for Service. Scroll by Baroness Antoinette DeLorraine upon a text by some guy in a hat.
Hilarius Tiedmann was invited before the Crown and awarded Arms for his service as waterbearer and as a novice rattan fighter. Scroll by Mistress Amalie Reinhardt.
Katla Hines was also invited before the Crown and awarded Arms for her service as waterbearer and as a novice rattan fighter. Scroll by Sir Ardan Scot.
THL Gwydion was requested to attend Their Majesties and discuss his Man-at-arms Stirmir Ulfdor for her notable growing prowess on the rattan field and her service, and she was therefore awarded a Golden Alce with an AoA. Scroll by Lady Lisabetta de Rossi.
Their Majesties requested Lady Abby Rose come forward, and They spoke at length of her artistry, as a scribe, a creator of jewelry and as a chef, and for her accomplishments They inducted her into Their Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Sir Murdoch Bayne.
Their Majesties required Baron Stefan Verdi Luftskyn attend them and noted his numerous years of service, prior, during and following his term as Landed Baron of the Endless Hills, as rapier marshal, houndsmaster, and more. Recognizing his true devotion to the Kingdom, Their Majesties called forth Their Order of the Millrind and bade him join their number. Scroll by Dame Zosia Kowalewska.
While the Millrinds attended the Crown, Baron Perote Gormal Campbell was called forward. Their Majesties described with delight the many times that Baron Perote had served both Æthelmearc and the Kingdom of the East, both in the kitchen and on the field. They therefore inducted him into the Order of the Millrind as well. Scroll by Lady Kolfinna Jodisardottir & some guy in a hat.
Their Majesties then summoned THL Gwydeon ap Arden to request his response to his Writ. The Crown then heard testimony from Duchess Rowan de la Garnison as a Royal Peer, from Matt as a member of the populace, from Master Po Silvertop the Rogue as a Master of Defense, from Master Rian Gortyroyan as a member of the Laurel, from Dame Jennet the Gentle as member of the Pelican, and from Duke Malcolm MacEoghainn as a member of the Chivalry. Satisfied with the testimony of the Peerages, with THL Gwydeon’s assent, he was invested with the regalia (belt, spurs, and cloak, as well as the Æthelmearc ancestral chain, Oldcastle lineage chain and personal chain) of a Knight of the Society. Upon receiving the last unanswered buffet and proclaiming his oath of fealty, Gwydion was dubbed Sir Gwydeon ap Arden, a Knight of Æthelmearc. Scroll by Sir Murdoch Bayne
Their Majesties invited all Scribes to come forward and receive gifts of appreciation for their efforts. At the Royal command, Master Po “ran” the scribal box, pursued (leisurely) by the scribes of the Kingdom.
Her Majesty then spoke of the courage of Matt, for the bravery to come forward and speak openly of the difficulties he and Sir Gwydion and others face each day, and named him as Her inspiration for the day.
Their Majesties thanked all for attending and making the day wonderful and reminded all that the great War loomed closer on the horizon and entreated all to make preparations.
There being no further business, Court was then closed.